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2008-07-13 03:00:20

By Kate Wiltrout, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 13--NORFOLK -- Helicopter crews would search the Chesapeake Bay for simulated mines and fighter jet squadrons would reduce the number of explosives they drop off the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina under a revised training plan the Navy is considering. Both changes are part of the Navy's comprehensive review of its training tactics in the Virginia Capes area, which covers a swath of the Atlantic Ocean between Delaware and...

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2008-06-27 13:30:00

The U.S. Navy has adopted a new plan Thursday to train in waters near Hawaii. The plan would allow for more frequent exercises while limiting the potentially harmful effects of its sonar on marine mammals. The plan was created following completion of environmental studies that found the exercises were in compliance with federal law. Similar studies are being conducted for training in waters off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, California and elsewhere. According to environmentalists,...

2008-06-24 06:02:31

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a dispute over the Navy's sonar training exercises off the Southern California coast. Environmentalists say the exercises threaten dolphins, whales and other marine mammals. The case presents an important test of competing environmental and military interests. It began when the Navy did not prepare the required environmental-impact report for anti-submarine exercises scheduled for 2007-09 to train strike groups for...

2008-06-24 02:29:45

WASHINGTON _ The Supreme Court will settle a fight that pits Southern California dolphins against the U.S. military. In a closely watched case involving national security and the natural environment, the court agreed to review restrictions on the Navy's use of sonar off the California coast. The Bush administration contends that the sonar rules, meant to protect marine mammals, hinder military preparedness. "The chief of naval operations determined ... that those restrictions unacceptably...

2007-12-06 09:00:28

Naval frogmen to remove underwater security threats for Olympics BEIJING, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- A contingent of 78 naval frogmen will surveil open water areas for Beijing Olympics 2008. The divers from a search and rescue troop of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy are believed to take the responsibilityof clearing underwater security threats for Olympic water sports venues, the PLA Daily reported Wednesday. The divers of the Navy's East Sea Fleet have conducted more than 1,400...

2007-03-21 10:55:52

HONOLULU -- The Navy is refusing to detail its sonar use for a federal court in a case involving potential harm to whales, saying the information could jeopardize national security. Complying with a federal judge's order to hand over the information would require disclosure of sensitive and classified material, the Navy said in a news release Tuesday. The Natural Resources Defense Council is suing the Navy to ensure sailors use sonar in a way that doesn't harm whales and other marine...

2006-07-08 19:45:00

By Alexandria Sage LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Whales and other marine mammals will be better protected during military training exercises using sonar now that the U.S. Navy has agreed to increased safety measures in Hawaiian waters, an environmental group said on Saturday. The Navy has agreed not to use mid-frequency sonar during training within a 25-mile buffer zone surrounding the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, an area rich in marine life, in a settlement with the...

2006-07-06 11:13:41

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- The Navy asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to block a court order that prevents it from using active sonar during its war-game exercises off Hawaii, an environmental group said. The emergency motion, filed in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, seeks a stay on an order stopping the Navy from using the high-intensity sonar, said Daniel Hinerfeld, spokesman for the National Resources Defense Council. The Navy was forced to abandon plans to use...

2006-07-03 16:46:31

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday barring the Navy from using a type of sonar, allegedly harmful to marine mammals, during a Pacific warfare exercise scheduled to begin this week. The order comes three days after the Navy obtained a six-month national defense exemption from the Defense Department allowing it to use "mid-frequency active sonar." Environmental groups had sued to stop the sonar use during the exercises off Hawaii. The sonar portion...

2006-06-29 04:08:42

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese warship equipped with a high-tech radar tracking system has been ordered home early from naval exercises because of fears that North Korea plans to launch a ballistic missile, Kyodo news agency said on Thursday. The destroyer Kirishima, one of four Japanese ships that boasts Aegis tracking equipment, set out for home on Wednesday from Hawaii, where it had been taking part in U.S.-led exercises including a missile interception test, Kyodo said. It had been...


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